I was part of the Formula SAE racing team at the University of
Washington for two years. Formula SAE is an international competition
where about 150 teams compete in a variety of dynamic (racing) and
static (design) events. Both years I was on the team, we placed a very
I designed several critical drivetrain components
(including a custom Torsen differential assembly saving nearly three
pounds from the previous design) that have withstood the abuses of
racing. This was my first experience really designing parts for
critical use, and these little cars go like crazy!
The two cars (2004 and 2005) that I worked on along with the 2005 team.
Both use the Honda F4i block (a motorcycle engine) accelerate to 60mph
in about 4 seconds and corner at over 1.5g
The Torsen differential assembly I designed and machined (also above, a 3D render).
Exaggerated displacement of the housing under full acceleration load case.